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Allocation of limited-enrolment study places

Non-tuition places and institution with limited-enrolment regulations

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Allocation of limited-enrolment study places

  • Limited-enrolment = If there is more applicants than study places at our partner institution, then there is competition on who gets this/these place(s)
  • Non-tuition fee = Exchange places that are exempted from tuition fees

If there is competition regarding the student exchange or non-tution fee place, then the student (applicant) with the highest ranking point that gets the place.

Only grades from your current degree will be used in calculating your ranking points. Grades from foreign universities and Norwegian universities that does not use the Felles Studentsystem (For example BI) will not be used in the calculation of ranking points.

Grade A = 5 and E = 1 points.

0,1 points will be added for each completed study year (60 credits).

Example of an average point:

A student with grades B (30 credits), B (30 credits) C (60 credits) will get 3,5 as an average point.

Example of a ranking point:

Jake has 180 credits with an average point of 2,5 when applying to go on an exchange. So, a "ranking point" of 2,8 is given on allocation of places. Lisa has 60 credits with an average point of 2,5 when applying to go on an exchange. So, a "ranking point" of 2,6 is given on allocation

When does non-tuition places get allocated?

At educational institutions that only have one free place per year, the allocation of student exchanges will be in UiS Autumn semester for North America and Europe and the Spring semester for Oceania.

Students will be automatically assessed for non-tuition places for the entire student exchange period for which they apply. For a new application for extension of a period of study abroad, students will not be assessed for non-tution places. 

Konkurranse - løp

Guidelines for ranking applicants for limited enrolment to a study programme for a period of study abroad.

  1. Applicants with the highest ranking points are first nominated for competitive study places for part-time study abroad. Grades from current education at UiS and other colleges/universities in Norway with the same grading system are included in the calculation basis.
  2. First, average points are calculated according to a weighted average of passed exams (credits per course), where A = 5 and E = 1 points. Rank points are then calculated by adding 0,1 to the average point for each completed academic year (60 credits) in the current education. In the case of equal points, points are distributed by drawing lots.
  3. For internships abroad, the department in question distributes vacant internships before the International Office ranks these students against other applicants for competitive study places. At the Faculty of Performing Arts, the faculty distributes competitive study places.
  4. If relevant applicants have not obtained grades from UiS at the time of distribution, and come from an educational background with a different grading system, there will be a discretionary calculation of points. In these cases, the recommendation is submitted to the director of education for final approval.
  5. Students who do not have full credit progression at the time of application or who have not submitted a complete application that covers all formal requirements within the application deadline are ranked last.

Approved by the Education Committee on 12 September 2012. Revised on 18 September 2013, 22 May 2019 and 18 November 2020.

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